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Just Dig it
04-28-2009, 04:37 AM
I stumbled apon this via google..thought it was interesting..never sen anything like it

the coin is free to move in its own little chamber..kinda cool no ones touched it since the day they blew it


http://www.stellacoinnews.com/index.php/a-truly-original-1840-o-half-dime/

Miles
04-28-2009, 08:50 AM
Really neat- seeing as I collect both it makes it all the more interesting.

Just Dig it
04-28-2009, 01:32 PM
Great now i have a whole sub category to keep an eye out for [:D] I really like that rolling pin. thanks for posting it..Thats one heck of a top on that harrisons on your pals site...hope more people have some items stuck in glass be it coins ..etc id sure like to see them

GuntherHess
04-28-2009, 02:12 PM
my sister collects rolling pins, she would really like that one.

morbious_fod
04-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Now that's a way of preserving coins. Very interesting oddity indeed.

appliedlips
04-28-2009, 06:40 PM
Very cool!

tigue710
04-28-2009, 07:10 PM
They're are a few known specimens with coins in the stem, McKearin talks about them briefly in American glass. If I remember correctly they have been atributed to Mass, Jersey, Connecticut, New York and some of the Midwestern houses.

I alwasy wondered if the cup was broken would they they just through it away or continue breaking it to get the coin out? If you could aford to have a cup with money in it would you need to get it out? Be pretty cool to dig a broken stem with a gold piece in it!